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Norwegian seafood exports worth NOK 21.3 billion in Q1 2016

Norway exported seafood worth NOK 21.3 billion in Q1 2016. An increase of 22 per cent or NOK 3.8 billion compared with Q1 2015. For the month of March alone, seafood exports were worth NOK 7.4 billion. This is an increase of 14 per cent or NOK 937 million compared with March 2015.

Strong gains for Norwegian salmon exports in Q1 2016

​Norway exported salmon to a market value of NOK 13.4 billion in Q1. This is an increase of 21 per cent, or NOK 2.34 billion from the first quarter of 2015. Measured by volume, some 227,464 tonnes of salmon were exported during the first quarter. By volume, this represents a small decline of 6 percent compared with the first quarter of 2015.

All time record quarter for Norwegian codfish exports

Norway exported cod, saithe, haddock and other demersal to a combined value of NOK 4 billion in Q1. This is 15 per cent or NOK 529 million more than during the first quarter of 2015. Volumes increased by 17 per cent and in particular those of fresh and frozen products.

Norwegian pelagic exports increase in first quarter

Norway exported herring, mackerel and capelin worth NOK 1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2016. This represents an increase of 60 per cent from Q1 2015. Herring exports amounted to NOK 862 million in the first quarter. An increase of 74 per cent year-on-year. Exports of mackerel totaled NOK 777 million. An increase of 44 per cent and solder exports increased by 78 per cent to NOK 133 million.

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Anette Grøttland Zimowski

Communications Advisor